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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

House Panel Shoves Pentagon-China Satellite Deal Out of The Airlock

The Pentagon insists that its deal with a Chinese satellite firm to carry U.S. troops' communications isn't a security risk. But Congressmen with the ultra-influential House Armed Services Committee don't want to leave military data in Beijing's hands.

With New Mini-Satellites, Special Ops Takes Its Manhunts Into Space

Officially, the September rocket launch is supposed to improve America's ability to send small satellites into orbit. But the launch will also have a second purpose: to help U.S. commandos hunt people down.

U.S. Lawyer Booted From Russia For (Allegedly) Refusing to Serve as Kremlin Spy

There are at least two fail-safe ways to get yourself kicked out of Russia. One way is getting caught spying on Russia. The other way is being asked to spy for Russia and refuse.

Hunger Striker Launches Twitter Campaign to Close Gitmo

Detainees can't tweet from inside Guantanamo Bay. So when they want to pressure the government to close the facility, they get their lawyers to tweet for them.

After $200 Million, Darpa Gives Up on Formation-Flying Satellites

Darpa is ending its experiment with small, close-flying spacecraft, but that doesn't mean the concept is dead.

Slowly, Military Opens The Door to Outside Prosecutions for Sexual Assault

The military doesn't want to take sexual assault cases out of the chain of command. But as scandals compile and Congress prepares to act, it may have to.

In Tomorrow’s Wars, Battles Are Fought With a 3-D Printer

Printable drones, limbs and ammunition. It's a far-out vision, but more and more military officers are starting to think that future troops will rely more 3-D printers to manufacture the tools of war.

Terrorist Entered Witness Protection, Then Fled The United States

The Justice Department's internal watchdog found "significant problems" in how the feds handle terrorists who snitch and get new identities. They can evade no-fly lists. Some actually have.

New Documents Reveal How 1980s Nuclear War Scare Became a Full-Blown Crisis

Over ten days in November 1983, the U.S. and the Soviet Union nearly started a nuclear war. Now newly declassified documents reveal just how close we reached a mutual destruction -- because of an exercise.

Pentagon Spec Ops Chief Sees ’10 to 20? More Years of War Against al-Qaida

The war against al-Qaida is far from winding down, according to top Pentagon officials. The Pentagon's chief of irregular warfare sees it lasting for 10 to 20 more years.

Photos: Is This the Future of Special Operations?

The elite hunters and killers of the U.S. military are getting new missions. And that means all sorts of new gear.

Will The Navy’s New Killer Drones Hunt Terrorists or Fight China?

The Navy is about to place a major bet on the future of U.S. air power.

Here’s How the Next Mark Felt Would Leak to the Press

With the recent revelation that the Department of Justice under the Obama administration secretly obtained phone records for Associated Press journalists -- and previous subpoenas by the Bush administration targeting the Washington Post and New York Times -- it is...

What Torture Charges? Special Ops Chief Says Afghan Relations Are ‘Great’

From torture allegations to dead U.S. soldiers, it's been a brutal few days in Afghanistan. But to the admiral in charge of America's special operation forces, things are going rather well there.

Navy’s Historic Drone Launch from an Aircraft Carrier Has an Asterisk

For the first time ever, the Navy launched a drone off an aircraft carrier at sea today. It just didn't land on the carrier, a much harder task.

Gmail Gives Away CIA ‘Spy’ in Russia

Officially, Ryan Christopher Fogle worked as a junior diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. According to Moscow, he was a spy working for the CIA. If so, he screwed up bad.

Donald Rumsfeld Wants to Give You the Most Ironic Life Lessons Ever

The defense secretary who screwed up Iraq and Afghanistan has some advice for you. Some of it is good!

Afghans Claim To Have Video of U.S. Special Forces Guy Torturing Civilians

It's unclear what exactly Zakaria Kandahari's relationship with U.S. Special Forces is, but the Afghans claim to have a video showing him torturing civilians.

Scientist Behind Alaska’s Area 51 Pleads Guilty to Fraud

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, has always been a combination of big science, high sleaze, and pure conspiratorial strangeness. Somehow, it just got sleazier and stranger.

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